Double Nelson
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

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American Pale Ale (APA)
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3.52 | pDev: 6.53%
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
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3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Double Nelson, as the bottle proclaims, is a term used in cricket when a batsman reaches 222 due to the royal Lord Admiral Nelson having 1 eye, 1 arm, and 1 penis (Nelson was anatomically correct in this respect) ergo Double Nelson = 222. My question is wouldn't this be a better name for a Double IPA? [Yeah, I know!]. Anyway Lord Nelson do brew a fine Ale and I am looking forward to this.

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a nonic pint.

A: Presents a cloudy amber body with a bone coloured half centimetre head that dissipates to a lace ring, looks hearty enough.

S: Fruity citric/pine hops on the nose followed by lychee and papaya tropical fruit extravaganza. There is a hint of strained black tea leaf and some caramel malt in there as well but really who cares; I have hops!

T: After the several quite fantastical whiffs the flavour is a well-balanced biscuit malt and tea leaf affair. Bland in respect to the picture painted by the aroma but nonetheless quite tasty. There's a bitter tea leaf tannin in the finish however this doesn't impede the smoothness of the flavour profile.

M: Medium bodied with a light carbonation, ala English pub style.

D: So it's really a bit of an English American India Pale Ale then (or EAIPA) and if that doesn't confuse you in the slightest that means you've been learning from my reading my reviews and I have failed in my role of obfuscating the craft beer scene - I will now retire to a tatami mat and commit ritual suicide. Big question is: Does this beer live up to my lofty expectations? Yes and no (and with that tidy statement I am back into my confusing form, yes!).

Food match: A fusion of English, American, and Indian food would work best with this brew - say a Beef Wellington with a buffalo wing coating and a side of sweet corn & potato mash, mint-cucumber raita and a garlic naan. Yes, I nailed it.

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3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle. Best After date of Oct 2013. Bottle label claims to use double the amount of hops from the regular pale ale.

A - Copper coloured, cloudy, pours thin, beige bubbly head.

S - Floral hoppy aroma, hints of pine, malt, orange and watermelon. Not overpowering

T - Malt and hops seem well balanced - bitterness is muted, strong malty flavours throughout, mixed with a slight citrus fruit tinged. Dry, slightly roasted malt aftertaste.

M - low carbonation, medium to heavy texture, slightly oily texture.

O - not too bad, I'd be keen to compare the bottle with on-tap. Goes down well, hoppy bitterness isn't as strong, the rye malts providing a lot of the flavour. Very sessionable.

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Photo of dgilks
3.61/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour with a thick, creamy white head. Great head retention and lacing.

Citrus hop aroma with mild grain notes. Nothing special.

Moderate bitterness and a touch astringent. Mild citrus flavour and plenty of soft malt. Fine.

Medium-light body with moderate carbonation. Slightly astringent.

A decent but mildly flavoured APA with good citrus notes. Well balanced but nothing special.

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Double Nelson from The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 8 ratings